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Return to Space

April 12, 1981 — One of the World History’s most dramatic moments occurred on Florida’s Space Coast, and of course The Alligator was there. A team of writers and photographer’s were there to document the launch of Columbia, NASA’s first space shuttle to fly.

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Florida’s Space Coast offers an expansive view of the state, of both Time and Space. Whether gliding on the smooth surface of the shallow and wide St Johns River out west, to the Indian River, Mosquito Lagoon, and the Sacred Ground on The Cape. 

1985 

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HOME MOVIES
Pancho Sanchez backyard keg party. 8MM Black and White, silent movies of Satellite Beach surfing.

WOODSTOCK (1970)
VANISHING POINT (1971)
THE GODFATHER (1972)
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
CHINATOWN (1974)
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
STAR WARS (1977)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977)
THE LAST WALTZ (1978)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
FM (1979)
APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

 

WOODSTOCK (1970)
GIMMIE SHELTER (1970)
VANISHING POINT (1971)
The French Connection (1971)
Badlands (1971)
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Two Lane Blacktop (1971)
THE GODFATHER (1972)
The Harder They Come (1972)
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Cabaret (1972)
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
F FOR FAKE (1973)
WATTSTAX (1973)
ENTER THE DRAGON (1973)
LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)
THE EXORCIST (1973)
Mean Streets (1973)
Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid (1973)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Phantom Of The Paradise (1974)
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Godfather II (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
The Parallax View (1974)
The Conversation (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

On With The Decadence …
and on, and on, and on.
By Kevin Turley
Alligator Writer

rick mccawley

… as The Rocky Horror Picture Show hits its second anniversary at the Royal Park Theater, a lady in kinky, black garb pushes a man to the floor and begins kicking him. The man, as kinkily dressed as his attacker, grovels at her feet for a moment or two. then crawls in hot pursuit and makes a perfect tackle.

The crowd watches gleefully. “That’s great, beautiful,” another bizarrely-dressed girl screams, and she runs to the pair on the floor to join the fun.

Inches away, the radio man is finishing an ordeal with his wires. “Testing-testing,” he says into his microphone. Ears perk up as if the place is filled with rabbits rather than Transylvanians, civilians, virgins, and whores. We’re live from the Royal Park Theater,” the man with the microphone screeches, “And it’s the second anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

The crowd screams and wails. A fat man, decked out in dark glasses and black tails — a sack of rice hanging out of one of the pockets — turns to his friend and says, “This is just my 20th time, I’m not that really into it.”

Some have seen it hundreds of times, and to those really hard-core fans, Rocky Horror is more than a one-of-a-kind audience participation movie about an alien bisexual scientist and his lusty crew. It’s so much more than just a movie, It’s a true addiction.

For two years, Rocky Horror has packed the Royal Park on weekend midnights, and the crowd is as big, if not bigger, a show than the film itself. The audience of about 600 in the lobby Friday night was especially rambunctious, but that was all right, because silence at Rocky Horror is never golden.

“I have questions and puh-rizes,” the radio man said.

“Hey, what other part does Tim Curry play?”
“The preacher!” a girl screams out before the question is complete asked.

“Well, here, it says the reverend, but that’s the same thing — you win our first puh-rize!”

The crowd screams its approval. …

 

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
Shampoo (1975)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Jaws (1975)
Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975)
Nashville (1975)
Night Moves (1975)
Cooley Hight (1975)
The Bad News Bears (1976)
NETWORK (1976)
Harlan County USA (1976)
Rocky (1976)
The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
TAXI DRIVER (1976)
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977)
BETWEEN THE LINES (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
Smokey and The Bandit (1977)
Slap Shot (1977)
STAR WARS (1977)
Wizards (1977)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
ANIMAL HOUSE (1978)
THE LAST WALTZ (1978)
Halloween (1978)
Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
TGIF: Thank God It’s Friday (1978)
Rock N Roll High School (1979)
The Life of Bryan (1979)
BREAKING AWAY (1979)
Richard Pryor: Live In Concert (1979)
BEING THERE (1979)
ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)
APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
ALIEN (1979)
THE CHINA SYNDROME (1979)
Hip-Hop Happens (1979)

1978 — FM (Movie) — Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett, Linda Ronstadt
1979 China Syndrome
1980 Fame
1979— The Police @ Disney World (Tomorrowland)
1980 — Music at The University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

“21st Century Schizoid Man” — visiting high school friend at his Cin City apartment (just behind convenience store), listening to his roommate’s King Crimson Court of the Crimson King album.
Johnny Hines
After Art-Show Jam at Kevin’s House
Florida Theater
Bo Diddley
Muddy Waters
Return to Forever (John Moran)
Payne’s Prairie
Weeds of Eden (Itchetucknee River)
Suwannee River Bluegrass Festival
Mayport Jazz Festival
Grateful Dead
Rolling StonesThe Police
Dire Straits
Bruce Springsteen
Frank Zappa
Pat Benatar
Talking Heads
Eagles
Linda Ronstadt
Jimmy Buffett
Allman Brothers
Sea Level
Dixie Dregs
Cowboy
Fat Chance Band
Outlaws
Weather Report
Peter Tosh
Little River Band
The Cars
Elvis Costello
Andy Kaufman (Wrestling)
Al Di Meola
Tim Weisberg
Spyro Gyra
Wendy O. Williams
Eddie Money
U2 at The Rathskeller

1982 — New York City Excursion (Time Magazine)
NO NUKES RALLY (800,000) CENTRAL PARK — “Jews for Jesus” “Faggots Against Killing Men In War” Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bella Abzug … Montreal (Ken Regan Camera 5, Pete Rose and Carl Yastrzemski, over-40 baseball All-Stars, Prime Rib and Brussel sprouts with Howard Cosell, Gainesville Green, Photo Lab, Iran v. Iraq, first pictures with Arnold Drapkin, delivered to three networks. Sunday stroll in the Bronx, Yankees v. Angels, Right Field Bleachers, $2, Puerto Ricans, boomboxes, Reggie Jackson #44 Stand Up between innings … Skating at The Roxy.
Steve Kahn @ Seventh Avenue South, Animation (Jon Anderson, David Sancious) @ Roseland Ballroom, King Crimson, Jean Luc Ponty and Loose Joints @ The Pier, David Sanborn, Hiram Bullock, Will Lee @ Lincoln Center
Ritchie Blackmore (Rainbow) @ Madison Square Garden
David Letterman — Late Night Bands, Jaco with Hiram Bullock, David Sanborn (Night Music)

 

AMERICAN POP (1981)

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

1980 — Top-Ten Money Making Films
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
Stir Crazy (1980)
Nine to Five (1980)
Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Caddyshack (1980)
The Nude Bomb (1980) — (the day before the jump, pitchers of zombies at the Old College Inn, Friday afternoon, before “The Nude Bomb,” with the skydiving opening.

Carny (1980)
The Shining (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Elephant Man (1980)
AMERICAN POP (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
Heavy Metal (1981)
An American Werewolf In London (1981)
Blow Out (1981)
Atlantic City (1981)
Cutter’s Way (1981)
My Dinner With Andre (1981)
Modern Romance (1981)
Theif (1981)
Reds (1981)
Road Warrior (1981)

E.T. (1982)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
E.T.: The Extraterrestrial (1982)
48 HRS (1982)
The King of Comedy (1982)
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Risky Business (1983)
Scarface (1983)
Style Wars (1983)
BEAT STREET (1984)
STOP MAKING SENSE (1984)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
PRINCE PURPLE RAIN (1984)
Amadeus (1984)
Brother From Another Planet (1984)
Repo Man (1984)
Terminator (1984)
Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Blood Simple (1984)
After Hours (1985)
Pee-Wees Big Adventure (1985)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Brazil (1985)
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Back To The Future (1985)

Tom Petty
& The Heartbreakers
“Gator On The Lawn”
Mudcrutch, Dub’s, Depot Street, Crystal River, “Out on 441, Like Waves Crashing on The Beach,” “Heartbreaker Beach Party” (Crescent Beach)
Earl Petty (b/ Diane Julin) Tom’s father still living in the small house in southwest Gainesville. He lives alone now, tending to the garden out back, and entertaining the teenage girls from Orlando, who make the 50-mile trip up I-75 to Gainesville to watch Tom’s videos with his dad. They feel that much closer to Tom himself.
Mayport Jazz Festival
Allman Bros.
Dixie Dregs
Sea Level
Cowboy
Fat Chance Band
Steve Forbert
Eagles
Linda Ronstadt
Pat Benatar
Frank Zappa
Weather Report
Talking Heads …
Peter Tosh
The Cars
Elvis Costello
Andy Kaufman
Al Di Meola
Tim Weisberg
Eddie Money
Wendy O. Williams
Little River Band
Roy Buchanan
Spyro Gyra

Flashdance (Movie)
1985 — Miami Light Project

 

ALLIGATOR WRITERS/EDITORS
ALLIGATOR PHOTOGRAPHERS 

IN THE BEGINNING (Vol.1 No.1)
florida history (1912-1983)
WELCOME TO GAINESVILLE
Much more than just another sleepy, little, North Florida town.
New Student Edition 1981
OPINION (Letters To The Editor)
CONVENIENCE (Is In The Eye of The Beholder)
100 THINGS TO DO (IN GAINESVILLE)
FOOTBALL ALMIGHTY
GATOR GROWL (HOMECOMING)
Gainesville Green (“I’d like to fertilize her buds”)
TOM PETTY (Coming Home)
MUSIC (The Sound of Higher Education)
HALLOWEEN BALL
100 THINGS TO DO (In Gainesville)
PREACHERS (On The Green)
Murphree’s Opening Message (alt.)
Naked Launch (Pretty As A Florida Picture)
Diamond Teeth Mary (Singing In The Devil’s Choir)
MOVIES (Pop Culture of The Day)

 

1985 
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